On May 22, 2019, Arctic Cat recalled approximately 1,700 units
of their Havoc recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)
. According to the recall, recall number 19-746, the ROVs can malfunction – specifically, the upper front suspension arms can suddenly fail
. This can pose a crash hazard.
The recall includes all ROVs manufactured during 2018 and 2019. The vehicles are available in four different colors, including the following: green and black; red and black; white and black; charcoal metallic and bronze. The recalled vehicles were sold at Textron Off Road and Arctic Cat dealers
around the country from January 2018 to approximately April 2019. The vehicles were sold between the process of $13,800 and $17,000
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According to the recall, there have been at least 6 reports of the front suspension arms suddenly failing. However, there are no reports of crashes or injuries
. The recall suggests that all consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles, contact the company, and schedule a free repair. The company is actually directly contacting all known parties who purchased the recalled product.
Given that consumers did not suffer any accidents or injuries due to the recalled vehicles
, it makes sense to simply contact the company to schedule a free repair. However, contacting the company for a free repair is a bad idea for consumers who did suffer injuries.
With all recalls, there is a possibility of unreported injuries. If you or members of your family did suffer injuries as a result of the defective Arctic Cat vehicles, it is important that you do not agree to a repair. Instead, it is important that you seek legal assistance – as you likely have grounds to pursue a claim and even recover compensation.
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Would you like to learn more about your right to pursue a claim after you and your family were harmed by a defective product? You might have grounds to pursue a claim against the company that recklessly made the defective product available for purchase. If you would like to explore the possibility of taking action against the party or parties liable for the harm that you and your family suffered, do not hesitate to contact the experts
at Downtown L.A. Law Group
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims, such as product liability and defective product claims
. Our lawyers are prepared to handle your claim and provide you with all the assistance that you need to take action against the party that contributed to the harm that you and your family suffered. If you are ready to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience
– we are ready to provide you with the legal assistance that you need.
Understanding the True Danger of the Defect
As explained above, the defective ROVs could result in the sudden failure of the front suspension arm. This could result in crashes that could lead to significant injuries. Some injuries might include head injuries, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, hip injuries, knee injuries, just to name a few. Regardless of the specific injuries suffered, victims are likely to be in need of medical attention. In severe accidents, injuries can even be fatal. Besides physical injuries, victims and their families could also suffer mental and emotional distress as well as the loss of income. Without a doubt, a defective product could affect victims and their entire families in multiple ways. If you and your family were affected, you could likely take action and pursue a claim.
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Your Right to Pursue a Product Liability Claim
Do you have the right to pursue a product liability claim
if you were harmed as a result of a defective product? What can you do? What are your rights? Could you file a claim and recover compensation? In general, the right to pursue a claim is based on negligence. Negligence consists of a duty of care, a breach of duty, cause, and harm. When the actions of a party breach their duty of care towards you and causes any type of harm, they could be held liable of the harm suffered as a result of the defect. All companies – such as Arctic Cat – have a duty of care to ensure that all their products are safe for consumers to use
. When Arctic Cat fails to identify and address any type of hazards that could pose a threat to consumers, they could be found liable for all the harm suffered. If there was a defect in the product’s design, labeling, or manufacturing caused by negligence that led to your accident and your injuries, you likely have the right to pursue a product liability claim.
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Could You Recover Compensation?
You have the right to sue, but do you have the right to recover compensation? The specific type and amount of compensation that is available for recovery typically depends on the specific details of the claim. In general, the common categories of compensation available for the victims of defective products include the following:
- Medical expenses – awarded for any medical costs associated with the accident caused by the defective product
- Lost wages – awarded for any income lost as a direct result of the accident caused by the defective product
- Pain and suffering – awarded for the mental and emotional distress associated with the accident caused by the defective product
- Loss of consortium – awarded for the lost ability to have a normal relationship with the victim
- Property damage – awarded for any property damage associated with the accident caused by the defective product
- Punitive damage – awarded to punish the defendant and prevent similar incidents from reoccurring
Would you like to learn more about the specific type and amount of compensation that you could recover if your product liability claim reaches a successful outcome? If so, it is essential that you discuss your claim with a knowledgeable attorney. It can often be difficult to understand the value of your claim and understand how you could be compensated; therefore, it is always recommended to seek the guidance of a lawyer. When you allow our lawyers to handle your claim, you can be certain that our experts will always fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation available for your claim.
What Should You Do?
Victims of defective products, without a doubt, have the right to pursue a claim. Unfortunately, many of these victims unknowingly reduce the possibility of reaching a successful claim outcome. Specifically, the things that they do immediately after being affected by the defective product essentially sabotage the claims. Some examples of these actions that could negatively affect product liability claims include accepting a refund, allowing a repair, or tampering with the defective product in any way, for example.
Rather, victims of defective products should always do the following:
- Take photos of all the injuries suffered
- Take photos of the defective product
- Stop using the defective product immediately
- Store the defective product is a safe place where it could remain as-is
- Do not tamper with the defective product in any way (including trying to repair it)
- Contact the company to inform them of the defect, of the incident, and of the harm suffered (but do not agree to anything or allow them to repair the defective product)
- Seek medical attention for all harm suffered
- Gather any documentation relevant to the purchase of the product
- Seek legal assistance
Following the recommended steps above does not ensure that your claim will be successful. However, following the steps above will get you and your claim on the right track. If you would like to learn more about what you should do to ensure that your claim is likely to reach a successful outcome, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our experts will provide you with all the information that you need to take action against the party liable for your accident.
How Long Do You Have to Sue?
Anyone who is interested in pursuing a claim after being affected by a defective product must be aware of the specific deadlines that apply to claims. Why does a deadline apply to your claim? All claims are subject to a statute of limitations, which establish the specific length of time that victims have to file their claims. When claims are not filed by the time the statute of limitations expired, victims and their families will lose the right to sue. In the state of California, product liability claims are subject to 2-year deadlines. This means that you must pursue your claim within 2 years or risk the possibility of losing the right to sue. If you would like to learn more about the specific length of time that you might to pursue your claim, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our law firm as soon as possible.
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Were you harmed by Arctic Cat’s defective ROVs or any other defective product? If so, you might have grounds to pursue a claim and even recover compensation. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a product liability lawsuit, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group
. Our defective product lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim and fight for your rights. When you contact our law firm
, you will find that we offer both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact us today.
Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee that ensures that our experts never have to worry about paying any upfront legal expenses. Our firm is also based on contingency; therefore, our clients will never be required to pay any fees until they win. Are you ready to discuss your claim with our experts? If so, do not hesitate to contact
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at your earliest convenience.